Today we have rediscovered these lovely Usborne activity cards. I think Monkey has done some of the word puzzles on his own recently, but it is the first time in a while that we have done them together. Owl and I did three of the Maths puzzles together (learning about co-ordinates, identifying even numbers up to 3 digits, and understanding probability.) Then Monkey and I did two word puzzles ( a castle word search, and matching pairs of words with opposite meanings) and one space-themed Maths puzzle which involved addition and subtraction.
There is a great variety of themes and topics, and they range from fairly easy to very challenging. Sometimes we have used them to reinforce particular topics, but it’s also fun to choose some at random as we did today. Usborne has lots of similar sets, including Grammar and Punctuation cards which we didn’t get to today, but the boys were both keen to do some of them as well, so maybe we’ll fit that in tomorrow. Anything that makes them excited about Grammar and Punctuation is good for me!